Spring Mandala Crossbody by Brandi Amanda

Spring Mandala Crossbody

March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
3.75 mm (F)
4.25 mm (G)
300 - 330 yards (274 - 302 m)
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The difficulty of this pattern comes from less of the crochet aspect, and more of the piecing part. If you do not like sewing with a yarn needle, or attaching different pieces, this pattern might not be the one for you.

There are three different ways to finish the Spring Mandala Crossbody.
Ending A is the easiest. You will be sewing on the mandala and then crocheting the 2 panels together. For the finishing touch, you will be adding a snap on at mouth of the bag.
Ending B is a little more complex. You will be hand sewing the mandala on, sewing a zipper on mouth of the bag, and then crocheting the 2 panels together. This can be done with a sewing machine or by hand sewing.
Ending C is the most complex, and involves fabric, zipper, and a sewing machine in addition to the crochet pattern. With this ending, you hand sew the mandala onto the crochet panel. You will be adding a fabric liner to the bag by sewing the fabric panels on the zipper, sewing the zipper on the crochet panels, sewing the fabric panels together, and then crocheting the crochet panels together. The beauty of this pattern is you can go as into detail as you want, or leave it simple.